Jeanne - posted on 12/01/2009
I didn't know that about Tarace Adkins. We buy what is called naked nuggets from Costco. Bread free. Our house is becoming interesting. I am discovering that I have issues with Gluten and Dairy. I have been trying to eat gluten-free and dairy-free foods.It is very hard to find foods that all of us can have. Restaurants. I don't even want to think about how we would do restaurants. I know eating in saves money, but sometimes I just want to be able to go some where and have the food made for me.
Clara - posted on 12/01/2009
Anybody listen to country music? The singer, Trace Adkins, has a daughter with severe food allergies and, when he was on Celebrity Apprentice, he even played for a childhood food allergy awareness group (can't remember which one).
My daughter is allergic to milk, as in no breaded chicken nuggets from any fast food place (except Burger King's Chicken Fries) and no McDonald's french fries, either. Milk and milk derivatives (casein and whey) are in almost everything processed, even many "soy" cheeses!!! One of my friends has a son with most of the major allergies--gluten, eggs, dairy, peanuts, and slightly on soy.
One of the few POSITIVE things about having a child with food allergies is--you learn to love cooking (as you pretty much have to stop living out of processed food boxes and restaurants).
Jeanne - posted on 11/24/2009
Yeah. I have heard that too, Nicola. I would say her response was definitely an allergic reaction. It sounds similar to what my daughter experienced. She had a similar, but quicker response to the peanuts. I am worried about how the holidays will go.
Nicola - posted on 11/16/2009
those of you who have kids with egg allergies, what has been the side effects? I gave my daughter scrambled eggs and developed little red bumps around her mouth and then threw up only a couple of hours later. She only had 1 teaspoon of the eggs though, didn't like it. I believe they can grow out of it by age 3 though right?
Brandi - posted on 11/05/2009
My son is also allergic to eggs and peanuts. The allergist gave me some really good web sites to check out, http://www.childfoodallergy.com/ and http://www.foodallergy.org/.
It is so scary, I don't think most parents understand what you go through when you have a child with food allergies. There are so many things you have to do to prevent reactions and be prepared for them as well. If their serious allergies like the ones my son has your constantly watching them for signs of reactions. It makes it hard to eat out or eat at friends houses. I am going to be petrified when he goes to school in four years.
we found out about his allergy the hard way. I was peanut butter on bread and he wanted a bite, I gave him a small bite. He immediately got these little bumps on his chin where the peanut butter touched him and thirty minuets later we sat in a hospital room, his face so swollen you could hardly tell it was him. I was terrified.
I am supper careful now, I read every thing ingredient on anything he eats even if it seems like there is no way there are peanuts or eggs in them. I don't allow anything that contains peanuts in the house.
Going out to eat is tricky, I do know however that most chain restaurants keep a list with all nutrition and ingredient information listed. I always ask to see the list. Talking to the cook is always a good idea as well, and always make sure to let the waitress know that the allergies are serious, I always tell them that my son will die if he eats peanuts, which is a real possibility. I carry the epi-pen everywhere. And am constantly watching him after he eats for signs of a reaction.
Jeanne - posted on 11/03/2009
Great info about the fish sticks. Grandma gave our daughter individually wrapped cheez its for halloween instead of candy. She hadn't had them before, but loved them! Our dr. said no to the flu shot due to egg allergy and I agree. It is not worth risking an allergic reaction. Both my husband have recieved the seasonal flu shot. What are your thoughts on the H1N1? I'm not sure yet, but concidering it for myself and hubby.
Jamie - posted on 11/03/2009
My babygurl is allergic to eggs and peanuts and who knows what else!! And she is lactose intolerant too. She is a super picky eater, literally she eats...oatmeal, bananas, grapes, nutrigrain bars, and thats about it :( . I know Cheez its, Ritz crackers, Gold Fish, and jello don't have eggs. Those are always good snacks!
Kelsie - posted on 11/03/2009
My son's doctor said No to the flu shot because it is grown in eggs. He suggested that my husband and I get the shots but we have not yet.
There are fish sticks that do not have egg in the breading..Ian's Fish Nuggets is one of them and Gordon Fish sticks.
Kelsie - posted on 10/29/2009
My 14th month old son is allergic to soy, sesame, eggs, and peanuts. It has been very hard finding things that he is able to eat. I have found some luck at whole foods stores and in the greenwise section at publix. Try Ian's chicken nuggets and fish sticks. Also, Cherry Brook Kitchen items. It doesn't help that he is also EXTREMELY picky!! He only eats..Bagels, Oatmeal, Grill Cheese, Chicken nuggets, fish nuggets, and all kinds of fruit. No vegetables and he will not try anything new lately.
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